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BlaBlaCar Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "A once in a lifetime team-spirit and colleagueship" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Working with people from around the world" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Discourage a work/life balance (even if indirectly)" (in 3 reviews)

  • "s par des managers qui n'ont plus les comp" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good company to work with

    Cons

    bad infrastructure for a company of this stature

    Advice to Management

    no advice for them


  2. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good but not great yadig

    Cons

    ya know what they say

    Advice to Management

    you already know

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Young and friendly workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - feeling part of a team, great energy, interest in reaching common goals
    - freedom to work remotely and meet with the manager according to your availability and schedule
    - great office!
    - overall good benefits, working conditions, they really care about employees and if you have any issue you feel comfortable in bringing it up

    Cons

    - lack of communication and engagement with the HQ-based team (this is valid for homeworkers)
    - some confusion when being part of different teams, therefore different country managers
    - career advancement is somewhat unclear

    Advice to Management

    maybe try and improve the working hour rotation, thus giving homeworkers the possibility to have weekends off without necessarily using their holiday days


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Best company I've worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time

    Pros

    BlaBlaCar is a company filled with people who care about their jobs and one another. Everyone works hard so there is no animosity between teams or individuals. You are afforded a great deal of autonomy and there is organizational accountability. The growth of both the team and product are exciting to be a part of. It is a culture of continuous learning and improvement, with plenty of opportunities for growth and to make meaningful contributions. Highly recommend BlaBlaCar!

    Cons

    It's hard to think of any cons about working for BlaBlaCar. As a quick aside, the interview process was long and a bit arduous but when you arrive you realize why! Everyone who works there contributes positively to the culture and is highly valued - a result that makes tough interview processes worthwhile!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people and culture - it's working. :)


  5. "Great team and fantastic company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, friendly people who help each other
    Great culture
    Nice offices centrally located
    Lean and fast organizational processes

    Cons

    Career opportunities are very limited in some teams


  6. "Great company to grow as a professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work if you're looking for challenging projects and missions. There is sometimes a high workload but that's the best way to learn and grow!
    I feel trusted by the management to achieve my goals with some flexibility and freedom, and I can see the direct impact of my work on the team and the company as a whole.
    I also feel lucky to work with passionate & hard-working people who come from various countries and are easy to get along with!

    Cons

    There are regular changes in roadmaps, the company's structure or goals, but that's part of being in a constant changing environment.


  7. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time

    Pros

    - Great office in the center of Paris
    - Great and fun people to work with
    - Good evolution chances

    Cons

    - Lack of stability due to often occurring changes on the company strategy changes

  8. "Great people and a startup atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - You work with great people - all go through a tough interview process, so you work with people who know what they're doing. Most of them also fit the culture. I felt really welcome when I started working there.
    - Rather flat hierarchy
    - Company shares quite a lot with the employees through bi-weekly team talks, so you get regular updates on strategy and what's going on in different countries
    - Direct (and at least in my case honest) communication with your manager
    - Yearly company retreats where you meet people from all the countries
    - Possibility to "swap" - work from another office for a week a year
    - Use BlaBlaCar for free
    - Regular employee evaluations, so you know how you're doing and get feedback on what could be improved

    Cons

    - It's still a startup, so strategy can change drastically, which can result in staff reduction if some positions are no longer adequate to the strategy

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication open - people appreciate honesty


  9. "Great work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, very international and good people

    Cons

    Some travel can be required


  10. "A good place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time

    Pros

    - beautiful office (Paris
    - international team
    - possibility to evolve when you're motivated and serious
    - friendly team (arrogant people hired by mistake don't stay)

    Cons

    - salary lower than market
    - management mistakes leading to demotivation of people managed

    Advice to Management

    Keep applying (or start applying again) freedom fairness fraternity


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